20mm Platoon 20, WWI vs 1/72 Atlantic Nexus, Russian Revolution
THE METAL FIGURES
Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:
The metal figures are from Platoon 20, currently manufactured by East Riding Miniatures. These two figures are found in pack G-G1 “German Infantry Command (Pickelhaube).” This code includes 4 figures in 3 poses. Platoon 20’s First World War range covers Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and Russia. The German contingent includes 8 codes, 2 of which are mounted. Some of the figures in this range were previously manufactured by Lancashire Games
Height (measured to eyes): 21mm.
Height (measured to top of head): 23mm.
Availability and Cost:
East Riding Miniatures sell most of the Platoon 20 figures in packages of 4, with multiples poses, for £2.50.
The plastic figures come from Atlantic set 9009, “Lenin-Stalin, Russian Revolution.” The set was reissued by Nexus as ATL-09 “Russian Revolution.”
Atlantic issued most of their sets in different sized packages with varying number of poses. Available poses included 8 figures on foot, one mounted officer and other accessories. The Nexus box includes 3 copies of each of these items.
Atlantic described the figures as HO scale, while Nexus used the designation 1/72 scale on their package.
Height measured to eyes: 17mm.
Height measured to top of head: 19mm
Availability and Cost:
Atlantic first produced these figures in the 1970s and they have been out of business for a long time. It is not clear whether Nexus remains in business, but their figures can be found at specialized retailers.
Notes on the Samples:
The Atlantic figures were generously donated by Liam Sullivan.
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